Its definitely not the first time a P32BH has been called in to pinch-hit, and they used to regularly power the Pennsylvanian, a much lighter train but ascending more hills than a Florida train would. These routes are pretty flat- a single F40PH powered the JAX-MIA and JAX-TPA sections of these trains all the time, and that was back when there were heavier Heritage cars in the consist. If one of the F40PHs on the combined train broke down though it was a bad time because the train was stuck until rescue power could be added. The only thing I am not sure of is the impact of having to generate HEP for 8 cars on the net power available from a P32BH- acceleration might be poor.I saw this on Instagram. The Silver Star apparently had one of the 1991 Dash 8 “Pepsi Can” Engines pulling it. Only one locomotive to pull an 8-car consist. I didn’t know Amtrak still used these for road hauling. Most of them have been relegated to yard and switching duties. Apparently, the post also indicated that a CSX locomotive was added to the train somewhere south of Lakeland. How can that work since CSX engines cannot supply HEP? That would have been neat to see in person!